"Best in Fest" Beer Festival Competition

Celebrate the Best in Fest Beer!

The Best in Fest Beer Festival Competition First Place award goes to the best beer being poured during the festival. Each entry is judged in advance by a panel of cicerones, certified beer judges, masters, and industry experts. The blind judging begins with how well each beer represents its style, followed by evaluations of the beer’s aroma, appearance, flavor, mouthfeel, drinkability, and overall impression. The judges also make food pairing suggestions for each beer. The top three beers are then judged against each other to select the winner!

For more information on our beer festival, please contact Anna Coulson, special events manager at (805) 366-4023 or acoulson@casapacifica.org.

All proceeds benefit Casa Pacifica Centers for Children & Families.

Participating Breweries:

Previous Winners

2021: Single Speed by Pedals and Pints

2019: Firestone Walker

2018: Topa Topa: Chief Peak IPA

2017: Enegren Brewery Co’s: Maibock

2016: LAB Brewing Co.: Take Her Home Tripel

2015: LAB Brewing Co.:  Barrel-aged Oatmeal Stout

2014: Institution Ale: Maple Brown Restraint